Google Docs turns 15, shared documents accessible to 3 billion people

This week marks the 15th anniversary of the launch of Google Docs, a shared documentation tool for the Google ecosystem that is currently part of the Workplace suite, used by more than 3 billion people worldwide.

In October 2006 Google introduced its document tool Docs based on the online word processor Wrightley, which came to light a year ago and was integrated into online services provided by the US company.

“Everyone told us it’s crazy to give people access to their documents from anywhere, either immediately share the documents or collaborate online in their browser,” the company said in 2006.

Google Docs is currently integrated into the company’s online services ecosystem, which is used by 3 billion people worldwide. Since last year, it has been one of the Google workspace tools, the new name for Google Suite.

On the occasion of the fifteenth anniversary of Google Docs, Google in its report commemorated the greatest milestones in the history of this one and a half decade.

In 2010, Docs received its first major update since its introduction, adding the ability to see how other users edit and write shared documents, and improved import capabilities.

Domestically, Google has also expressed interest in making the Google Docs team know ‘widgets’ with breakfast names. The yellow messages above are called ‘butter’, the conversations from below are ‘snacks’ and the error message is ‘ketchup’ in red.

The company, which recently added features such as suggestions and intelligent answers through artificial intelligence, has also collected tricks such as editing suggestions and pressing the ‘+’ button on the right side to add accessories. Meanwhile, the Smart Canvas feature, added in May, lets you specify people, add lists, and use templates.

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Google promises that users will soon begin to receive “more inclusive language” recommendations when writing and editing documents, facing Docs.

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